We take great pride in supporting resident research and scholarly activity.

The internal medicine residency program pairs residents with faculty, fellows, and other residents who are engaged in academic research to further suit their needs. Residents are able to request up to three research blocks during residency training, and statistical support is available to those with active research projects. All activities performed during research electives will be supervised by the director of internal medicine resident research, Dr. Kavita Batra; the program director, Dr. Aditi Singh; and a research mentor selected by the resident.

The program sponsors residents to present their research findings at regional and national conferences as part of their scholarship activity. They may request up to $1,500 to attend one conference a year and are also eligible to receive one research grant per academic year.

Over the last year, we have upheld a national presence at many conferences, such as ACP, Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), Digestive Disease Week (DDW), American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), American Thoracic Society (ATS), and American Heart Association (AHA). We have also published manuscripts in many journals.

Recent Accomplishments

Dec. 5, 2022
Christoph W. Sossou, Sadaf Fakhra, Kavita Batra, Dalia Hawwass, Aditi Singh, Buddhadeb Dawn, and Chowdhury H. Ahsan (all Medicine), along with a diverse group of researchers from the University of British Columbia, Emory University, St. George's University School of Medicine, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center…
Oct. 19, 2022
Blaine Massey, Kyaw Min Tun, Zahra Dossaji and Dimal Patel (all Medicine) presented "The Great Imitator Strikes Again: A Case of Syphilitic Hepatitis" at the American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting.
Oct. 19, 2022
Neilmegh Varada (Medicine) presented the "Impact of Radiation Oncology Advanced Alternative Payment Model on Black Americans" at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting.
Oct. 5, 2022
Buddha Dawn (Medicine) delivered the James Willerson Excellence in Science lecture at the North American meeting of the International Society for Heart Research and the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences in Winnipeg, Canada. His talk, “Regenerative potential of discarded materials,” was focused on potential therapeutic benefits of…
Sep. 28, 2022
Kenneth Izuora (Medicine) co-authored the clinical practice guidelines of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) for the comprehensive care of persons with diabetes mellitus.
Aug. 24, 2022
Kenneth Izuora and Amber Champion (both Internal Medicine) participated in a round table discussion with Senator Catherine Cortez Masto at the Silver Sky Assisted Living Facility in Las Vegas. The two physicians joined other medical professionals to provide input on how the Inflation Reduction Act might impact Medicare patients using insulin and…
Aug. 24, 2022
Ariyon Schreiber, Kim Inciong, Wilbur Ji, Justin Bauzon, Omar Al-Taweel, Keaton Nasser, Binna Chokshi, Jimmy Diep, Chowdhury Ahsan (all Internal Medicine), published "A Single-center Retrospective Study on the Incidence and Clinical Significance of the Electrocardiographic "Triangular QRS-ST-T Waveform" Pattern in Heart and Lung" in the Journal of…
Aug. 18, 2022
Several colleagues from the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV published "Clinical Characteristics and Implications of Bradycardia in COVID‑19 Patients Treated with Remdesivir: A Single‑Center Retrospective Cohort Study" in the journal Clinical Drug Investigation. The results of the study highlight the need to evaluate the cardiac-related …
Aug. 17, 2022
Alexis Hilts and Ariyon Schreiber (both Medicine) published "A Clinical Case of COVID-19 Vaccine-Associated Guillain Barre Syndrome" in the American Journal of Case Reports.  
Aug. 10, 2022
Buddha Dawn (Medicine) delivered an invited lecture titled “MSC therapy: Clinical evidence and scientific progress” at the ‘Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells - from basic research through clinical studies to registered products' symposium. The symposium was part of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) 2022…
Jul. 30, 2022
Dr. Vladislav Pavlovich Zhitny, Enes Djesevic, Gemma Lagasca, Aziza Dhalai, and Dr. Brian J. Mendelson (all Medicine) recently published "Regional and Acute Pain Anesthesiology Post COVID-19 Assessment and Recommendations for Fellowship Web Based Platforms" in Local and Regional Anesthesia.
Jul. 29, 2022
Brianna L. Yee, Neilmegh L. Varada, Osman M. Rahimi, Chriselyn F. Palma, Omar S. Al-Taweel, and Chowdhury H. Ahsan (all Medicine) published "Scleroderma as an Uncommon Cause of Pericardial Effusion" in the Kansas Journal of Medicine. They all are with the internal medicine department.